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It's June, happy Iced Tea Month! It's insane how quickly this year is going by, and how incredibly hot it is outside. I can't even take Greyson to the park during the day, it's been reaching the upper nineties lately!
Since y'all know I'm a belle of the south and it IS national iced tea month, when Southern Breeze Sweet Tea contacted me to check out their pre-sweetened, zero-calorie sweet tea and adorable new packaging, I was ecstatic to do so. June is the start of the almost-everyday visitors and get-togethers around here, which really is like pre-game for the holiday season for me, and sweet tea is always on tap.
Just look at their darling mason jar (the preferred sweet tea vessel of the Deep South) and tea bags! Each bag comes with a cute little message, and honestly, we need more of this optimism in the world.
With family and friends watching their summer figures and some with diabetes, Southern Breeze's sweet tea is perfect to keep in the fridge when they stop by. It's sweetened with xylitol (sweetener found in nature, like in berries and other fruit), not sugar, and the best part is that this is real tea with real tea leaves, not powdered instant tea, and a family-sized pitcher is steeped and ready to drink, nice and sweet, in 5 minutes with no measuring, mixing, or worry about calories or sugar intake. You know us southerners, we love our sugar.
My recipe for strawberry sweet tea is perfect for the summer: it's quick, easy, and bursting with real, fresh strawberries. It's so good I had to make multiple pitchers to keep in house, and each one got guzzled right up!
Whether you are Southern or not, this sweet tea will be one you will be drinking all summer.
You can find Southern Breeze Sweet Tea at Harris Teeter, Ingles, Walmart, Giant, on Amazon, and on their website SOUTHERNBREEZESWEETTEA.COM
Thank you again Southern Breeze for sponsoring this posts and sending me the cutest mason jar along with your tea!
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- 3 quarts boiling water
- 2 family-sized bags SOUTHERN BREEZE SWEET TEA
- Ice to preference
- STRAWBERRY SYRUP RECIPE:
- ½ pint fresh, ripe strawberries, hulled and halved
- ½ pint fresh ripe strawberries, hulled and sliced
- 1 tbsp granulated sugar
- 3 cups water
- In a heat-safe pitcher, add water and Southern Breeze tea bags to steep for five minutes.
- FOR STRAWBERRY SYRUP
- In a medium sized sauce pan, bring 3 cups water to a boil. Add halved strawberries and sugar and lower temperature to medium to simmer for 5 minutes, until strawberries' color has drained into the water. Strain into a bowl and pour liquid into pitcher with sweet tea. Stir well.
- To serve, add sliced strawberries to serving glasses, muddling optional. Add ice into glass, then pour strawberry sweet tea into glasses. Enjoy on a porch.
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Eden Westbrook is the recipe developer, writer, and photographer behind Sweet Tea and Thyme. A classically trained chef, Eden has inspired home cooks into the kitchen with cultural comfort foods, easy family-friendly eats and sweets, and glorious spreads for date night and entertaining since 2015.